Current Location:
AGS Collection Storage -> AGS Storage Rack
Location Notes:
AGS Cage

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ L'Arc de Triomphe (The Arc of Triumph)

Oil on Canvas
circa 1940
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 18.25 in
Historical Context:
Cortès hailed from a long line of artists: his father, Antonio, gained renown as a painter during the 19th century in Spain and his grandfather, André, also worked as an artisan. Early on, Édouard Cortès trained with Antonio before starting his career as a well-received academic painter. After becoming a member of the prestigious Société des Artistes Français, the artist exhibited regularly in the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon de la Société des Beaux-Arts, the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon d’automne, and the Salon d’Hiver. He received a number of honors, notably being elevated to the rank of Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1959) and having a street in his town of Lagny-sur-Marne renamed in his honor.

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oil painting
oil paintings